International Arbitration

  • September 09, 2022

    Kuwaiti Finance Firm Seeks $5.4M Award From Iraqi Telecom

    A financial adviser based in Kuwait wants to immediately enforce an arbitral award worth more than $5.4 million it won three years ago from an Iraqi telecommunications firm, telling a Texas federal judge the telecom never responded to its enforcement bid and has thus defaulted.

  • September 09, 2022

    BakerHostetler Adds Litigator From McKool Smith In Houston

    BakerHostetler has bolstered its national litigation practice and energy industry team with a new partner who joined the firm's growing Houston office from McKool Smith.

  • September 09, 2022

    Courts Fall Silent But Continue After Queen's Death

    As hearings began on Friday at London's venerable Royal Courts of Justice, judges and barristers paused for two minutes of silence following the death of Queen Elizabeth, which has ushered in immediate changes across the English and Welsh judicial system.

  • September 09, 2022

    Squire Patton Boggs Beats Unfair Dismissal Claim

    A former Squire Patton Boggs associate has lost her unfair dismissal claim against the law firm, as an employment judge ruled on Friday she had been selected for redundancy from the international arbitration team in a "procedurally fair" process.

  • September 08, 2022

    Peru Says Miami Gold Trader's $124M Claim Must Be Tossed

    Peru has urged the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to dismiss a Miami-based gold processing and trading firm's $124 million arbitration case claiming the country unlawfully seized its gold shipments, telling ICSID that the assets are potentially associated with criminal activity.

  • September 08, 2022

    Chinese Co. Can't Appeal Ruling In Djibouti Port Project Case

    A state-owned Chinese port operator may not appeal a Hong Kong court's judgment from earlier this year, which barred it from removing to Djibouti a lawsuit alleging it interfered with a shipping hub there, since the Chinese company can still challenge those claims on jurisdictional grounds.

  • September 08, 2022

    TMZ Sees Celebrity Bus Tour Award Axed Over Bias Concerns

    A California judge has vacated a JAMS arbitral award siding with celebrity news provider TMZ in its dispute with a Hollywood bus tour operator, saying the arbitrator's failure to meet disclosure requirements established by the Ninth Circuit in 2019 created "an impression of possible bias."

  • September 08, 2022

    Ex-Associate Sues Squire Patton Boggs For 'Unfair Dismissal'

    A former associate at Squire Patton Boggs' U.K. arm is suing over her dismissal after the law firm went into a complex dispute with a Bulgarian gas company that refused to pay a legal bill worth around £1 million ($1.14 million).

  • September 08, 2022

    McDermott Hires Arbitration Pro From King & Spalding

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP has hired international arbitration expert Amy Frey from King & Spalding LLP, boosting its offering in the Paris office as demand for international dispute resolution continues to grow.

  • September 07, 2022

    Shipping Co. Can't Escape $200M Suit Over Deadly Explosion

    A judge in Louisiana on Wednesday rejected arguments that the court lacked jurisdiction in litigation filed by a German container ship owner against a Geneva-headquartered shipping company that was found liable for causing a deadly explosion on board the MSC Flaminia a decade ago.

  • September 07, 2022

    Yukos Capital Seeks Default Ruling For $5B Arbitral Award

    The financing arm of former Russian energy company Yukos Oil asked a D.C. federal court to enter a default judgment against the Russian Federation for $5 billion that an international tribunal said it owes the company.

  • September 07, 2022

    Tai Says Indo-Pacific Plan 'Goes Beyond' Typical Trade Deals

    U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai touted the nontraditional nature of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework ahead of this week's ministerial, saying Wednesday that the initiative "goes beyond" traditional free trade agreements in reaching supply chains, as well as climate and infrastructure goals.

  • September 07, 2022

    China-Mexico Trade Talks Touch On Illegal Fishing Practices

    Bilateral talks this week between China and Mexico focused, in part, on reducing the trafficking of certain marine animals, according to the Mexican government, which is facing pressure from U.S. authorities and conservation groups to protect a porpoise species at risk of extinction due to an underground market for a prized fish bladder.

  • September 07, 2022

    Ombudsman Warns Of Surge In Investment Scams

    Britain's financial dispute-resolution body on Wednesday reported a 30% increase in investment scams in the country from April through June, with unregulated collective investment schemes driving a large chunk of the complaints.

  • September 06, 2022

    Google Asia Advertising Fight Must Be Litigated, Court Hears

    Two British Virgin Islands companies are fighting efforts by Google's Asian arm to force them to arbitrate a more than $100 million dispute over advertising fees, arguing Google's actions amount to "classic 'Big Tech' overreach" since they did not sign the underlying agreement.

  • September 06, 2022

    Ex-Landowners Told To Serve Zimbabwe Again In $440M Suits

    Several groups seeking to enforce arbitral judgments against Zimbabwe totaling more than $440 million must serve the African nation again, after a D.C. federal judge ruled on Tuesday that their original enforcement notices were improperly addressed to the country's dead foreign minister.

  • September 06, 2022

    11th Circ. Revives Bellwether Cases In Chiquita Murder MDL

    The Eleventh Circuit has revived a bunch of bellwether cases in a massive multidistrict litigation alleging Chiquita Brands International funded a Colombian paramilitary group that killed thousands of people, ruling on Tuesday that a Florida district court wrongly precluded the cases from going to trial.

  • September 06, 2022

    7 Questions For Fladgate's Dispute Resolution Head

    Fladgate LLP's head of disputes resolution John Evans talks to Law360 about trends in greenwashing litigation, the post-pandemic changes to the field and how a daytime courtroom drama series spurred a lifelong interest in the law.

  • September 06, 2022

    Baker McKenzie Adds Ex-Addleshaw Trio In Hong Kong

    As Baker McKenzie grows its partner class around the world, the firm announced on Tuesday that it is bolstering its Hong Kong office with a team of three former Addleshaw Goddard LLP attorneys.

  • September 06, 2022

    Pallas Partners Opens NY Base With Ex-Boies Schiller Talent

    The ex-managing partner of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP opened a New York office of her boutique, Pallas Partners LLP, on Tuesday staffed with several attorneys from her former firm. 

  • September 02, 2022

    Law360 MVP Awards Go To 188 Attys From 78 Firms

    The attorneys chosen as Law360's 2022 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.

  • September 05, 2022

    Signature Litigation Posts £28M Revenue In Latest Results

    Signature Litigation LLP said on Monday that it has enjoyed "robust growth" in London and at its other European offices over the past year, fueled by activity in the banking sector and in private equity, insurance and manufacturing.

  • September 02, 2022

    Reed Smith Hires Fangda Arbitration Lawyer From Hong Kong

    Global law firm Reed Smith LLP said it has appointed an established international arbitration lawyer from Fangda & Partners to join the firm as a partner in the London office.

  • September 02, 2022

    Treasury Preps Russian Oil Price Cap Guidance

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury will issue interim directions for complying with restrictions on Russian fuel purchases in the coming weeks, the agency said Friday, signaling the Biden administration's enthusiasm for the Group of Seven leading industrial nations' new curb on trade with Russia.

  • September 02, 2022

    Treasury Dept. Issues Update To Cybersecurity Regulations

    The U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday that its Office of Foreign Assets Control has finalized sanctions for foreign cybercriminals, laying out the penalties that will be issued against entities deemed by the White House to be a security threat to the U.S.

Expert Analysis

  • Tips For Handling Audio Data In E-Discovery Post-Pandemic

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    The rise of remote meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the volume and importance of audio data in e-discovery — so organizations in highly regulated industries must collect and process that data, and establish complex strategies to manage their audio records, says Jack Bullen at FTI Consulting.

  • Using Int'l Discovery Statute After High Court Limits Its Scope

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    While a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month undoubtedly limits Section 1782 discovery in private international arbitration, it remains available to a wide swath of litigants, who should consider the current framework various courts employ in evaluating such requests, say Anthony Pierce and Allison Coffin at Akin Gump.

  • Strategies For Effectively Marketing Law Firm ESG Practices

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    As law firms increasingly launch stand-alone environmental, social and corporate governance practices amid rising client demands, they should consider new marketing and client development practices that illuminate their capabilities as well their own sustainability and ethics-related initiatives, says Elle Walch at Ball Janik.

  • Why Investors May Pursue Int'l Arbitration On Russian Default

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    Russia’s recent defaulting on two series of foreign-currency sovereign debt may trigger cross-default and cross-acceleration provisions in Russia's foreign currency debt, and international investment arbitration is a compelling pathway for claims from investors owning Russian sovereign debt, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • Agreement Among Litigants Key To Using E-Discovery Tech

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    Parties are increasingly using e-discovery technologies to control costs, but as a New York federal court order in Actos Antitrust Litigation shows, a well-drafted, negotiated protocol allows them to address potential objections prior to use and helps protect against later claims of incomplete production, say attorneys at McGuireWoods.

  • Opinion

    Law School Admissions Shouldn't Hinge On Test Scores

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    The American Bar Association recently granted law schools some latitude on which tests it can consider in admissions decisions, but its continued emphasis on test scores harms student diversity and is an obstacle to holistic admissions strategies, says Aaron Taylor at AccessLex.

  • Embracing Revenue Operations For Strong Law Firm Growth

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    The concept of revenue operations — a management strategy commonly used in high-growth sectors that involves integrating all departments to address and fulfill client needs — can help law firms develop their own growth strategies, including strengthening client relationships, says Dave Southern, a business development and marketing professional.

  • Make Room For Serendipity In Your Legal Job Search

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    Landing your dream legal job gets easier when you cultivate serendipity — which involves expanding and deepening your network, while being flexible, authentic and engaged with the world around you, says Anna Sanders at VOYLegal.

  • Ethics Considerations For Attorneys Joining Nonprofit Boards

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    Many charitable organizations offer attorneys board positions to benefit from their specialized legal knowledge, but there are ethical considerations and liability dangers that demand lawyers set boundaries about their roles and responsibilities, says Patrick Sturm at LexisNexis.

  • Beware Arbitration Clauses That May Bar Inter Partes Review

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    Recent decisions show that the Federal Circuit and district courts are moving toward recognizing that standard arbitration clauses can bar inter partes review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a new landscape that will require careful consideration for parties negotiating patent-related contracts, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.

  • Opinion

    Now's The Time To Address Archaic Law School Curricula

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    With law school enrollments jumping significantly ahead of a potential recession and more students graduating than the market can absorb, law schools should turn to creative solutions to teach students how to negotiate, work with clients, specialize and use technology to practice their craft more efficiently, says University of Colorado adjunct professor Jason Mendelson.

  • Deploying US Discovery In Brazil Following High Court Ruling

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    While the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in ZF Automotive v. Luxshare may be seen as a limitation on the use of discovery in foreign proceedings, there are still many options for litigants deploying U.S. discovery abroad, which is particularly valuable in Brazil, say attorneys at Kobre & Kim.

  • Lessons From Lawyer Fee-Sharing Agreements Gone Wrong

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    The recent fee-sharing dispute between Edelson and Girardi Keese is a reminder that lawyers who do not strictly follow the applicable rules may risk a disciplinary complaint, lose their share of the fee, or wind up in costly litigation with co-counsel, says David Grossbaum at Hinshaw.

  • LeClairRyan Bankruptcy Highlights Pass-Through Tax Issue

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    A Virginia bankruptcy court's recent ruling in the case of defunct law firm LeClairRyan shows there may be serious tax consequences for pass-through entity partners who give up their ownership interest without following operating agreement exit provisions and updating bankruptcy court filings, say Edward Schnitzer and Hannah Travaglini at Montgomery McCracken.

  • 8 Steps To Creating A Legal Ops Technology Road Map

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    Legal departments struggling to find and implement the right technologies for their operations should consider creating a road map that summarizes their approach to technology changes, provides clearly defined metrics for success, and serves as the single source of truth for stakeholders, says Melanie Shafer at SimpleLegal.

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